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post #1 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-06-2013, 02:52 AM Thread Starter
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75 gallon cube -- 3 feet by 3 feet **UPDATED 1/1/14 with video and pics***

Current 1/1/14 (last page has video and more current pics)




What's up all. I have been on this site for many years but I do not recall ever starting a journal. Figured it's about time to post in this section and chronicle my low tech set up. I'll be doing mostly crypts in this tank but at first I'll start off with a ton of hygrophila corymbosa kompakt. I actually had a ton of crypts but many melted on me during the move so I'll need to grow them out again.

I have a ton of top notch equipment that will go in this tank including co2. I am calling it low tech since the light will be dimmed and will shoot for around 30 par (I have an ATI Dimmable that will go on this tank). I will still inject co2 as I did with all my tanks in the past (this is the magic ingredient to having nice plants). I will fertilize but not very much due to the mineralized top soil.

Anyway, I'll probably be somewhat winging it and doing things as I go along since I rarely stick to original plans when it comes to aquascaping. This is why I will not list everything in this first post. Stay tuned as I will be doing weekly updates.

Tank with stand (there are panels that go on the bottom to hide all the equipment:





MTS from bamaplants.com:



Three 9l powder and two 9l normal:







Driftwood from Tom Barr:






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Filled the tank with MTS and aqua soil. I just threw in the drift wood without really putting too much thought into the arrangement (will re-do it all over the weekend).



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Sweetness!
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Guessing a custom tank?

I see a lot of crypts in your future and will be checking back and often.

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look forward to watching this

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Nice wood.

This tank is already epic.
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Nice progress man. I might have to hit up Mr. Barr for driftwood in my 75G. Type of fauna?

temporary tanks for the time being...
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Unbelievably awesome tank dimensions. Can't wait to see where you go with this!
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subscribed.... looking forward to your build.

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Thanks all. I ordered some plants to use for my cycle....I guess I should start soaking the driftwood today.

These plants are most likely temporary and will be changed over with "rarer" crypts once I grow them out.

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Perferct tank for a beautiful scape, cant wait
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Parva? 10 please!
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Great tank, really looking forward to how it looks with plants and fish!
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Nice! I really like the dimensions of that tank. Did you buy that from a member on here? I thought I remember someone on here selling one like that.

Why do you feel like you need MTS with the Aquasoil?

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